Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The team:

  • Mrs Burton
  • Mr Robson
  • Miss Glover
  • Mrs Birch

On this webpage you will be able to discover some of the exciting activities that we have been – and will be – doing throughout the term.

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

This medieval topic started in gruesome fashion as a scary plague doctor (Mrs Burton!) discussed some of the cures which people once believed to work, whilst our bubonic plague victim (Mr Robson!) described and acted out some of the symptoms: including being sick (yuck!)

We have used this topic to assist our writing, which has resulted in making some horrific plague cures of our own. In addition to this, we have also tried to personify pestilence and write an explanation text about how the plague spread.

It’s not only our writing we have involved our topic in. As part of our D.T. work, we have designed and made plague doctor masks from a range of materials and designed our own village of Eyam (a village which quarantined themselves to try and prevent the spread of the plague).

The second half term’s learning is a Science based topic all about Space. We will be studying the planets; what causes day and night; the effect of gravity and investigating the link between the constellations and ancient myths.

Beast Creator

The children start of the year with a topic all about mini-beasts! We will be looking at how they are classified, their behaviours and their changes (metamorphis). During this topic we will try and get ourselves outside in the wildlife area and exploring different areas of the school. In addition to this we will also hold a worm charming contest where children will try and capture as many worms as possible using their knowledge of what worms like – and how they behave.


Please keep popping back to the website to see what we get up to throughout the rest of the term!


Helpful documents…

Y5 Curriculum overview

Curriculum news letter (Spring):

Curriculum news letter Y5 spring 2015-2016

File size: 41KB (PDF File)

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